Is weed decriminalized in NJ? More to come
For over one month, legislators and activists have sparred — often within their own groups — over what comes next for legal weed.
The New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act would essentially set the rules and framework for regulations for a legal cannabis industry.
The initial version of the bill only included the state sales tax of 6.625% on legal weed purchases, as noted on the ballot question. Revenue from that tax would go toward the state government and particularly to reimburse police departments for the costs of training new Drug Recognition Experts to determine if drivers are under the influence of drugs, including marijuana.